Location type


Name and dates

Haywood (1868-1951)

Opened on the Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway).


Haywood was a two platform station at the limit of the double track line from the triangular junction with the main line of the Caledonian Railway. Going west the line was single track to Wilsontown and beyond. There was a footbridge at the west end of the station.

There was a single public siding on the south side of the line, west of the station and approached from the west. A mineral line ran from the same point north east to serve Haywood Colliery Pit No 8 and on to Harryfoothill.

There was a signal box until 1946 when it was replaced with a ground frame. The line east was singled. The footbridge at the level crossing to the west of the station was removed. The westbound line was lifted. Of the triangular junction only the west to south curve was retained.

The station closed to passengers in 1951.

The mining village of Haywood was to the south east.

The line closed in 1964. The trackbed is now a dirt road.

To the east was Lower Haywood box which controlled access to the Lawhead and Cleugh branch.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Nearby stations
Cobbinshaw [2nd]
Cobbinshaw [1st]
Fauldhouse and Crofthead
Longridge [1st]
Longridge [2nd]
Lawhead Siding
Lawhead Junction
Lower Haywood Signal Box
Haywood Colliery Pit No 10
Haywood Colliery Pit No 4
Pool Junction
Haywood Colliery Pit No 8
Pool Colliery
Haywood Colliery Pit No 14
Pool Colliery Pit No 3
Cleuch Colliery
Coal Pit
Wilsontown West Junction
Ironstone pits
Ormiston Siding
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


  /  /1867Caledonian Railway
A new Haywood (opened 1860) to Addiewell line authorised. (Not built.)
  /  /1868Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Haywood opened to passengers.
  /  /1869Caledonian Railway
Proposed Haywood to Addiewell line abandoned. (Addiewell reached by the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) in 1869).
  /  /1946Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown South Junction was renamed Wilsontown Junction [2nd]. The Wilsontown branch was singled between Haywood and Wilsontown Junction [2nd].
10/09/1951Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown to Auchengray (Wilsontown Junction [2nd]) closed to passengers. Wilsontown and Haywood are closed. Auchengray, on the Caledonian Railway's Edinburgh line, remains open until 1966.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

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Lanarkshire's Mining Disasters

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Old Forth: With Wilsontown, Climpy, Braehead, Haywood, Auchengray, Woolfords and Tarbrax